Savoy OKs ordinance to meet state law

SAVOY — The village board passed an ordinance amending Savoy's storm water control code to meet the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's requirements.

The changes are being made in response to a violation the village received from the IEPA because a notice of intent was not issued during the demolition of the building at the corner of Dunlap Avenue and Curtis Road, the site of the new CVS Pharmacy. Only a demolition permit was issued by the village, and later revoked, because more than building demolition was being performed by the developer at the site.

According to Brent Maue, public works director and village engineer, the amended ordinance is "what we've done all along, just now it's written out."

The changes have stronger regulations related to erosion control measures and give the village more enforcement power, allowing the village to issue a stop-work order if necessary.

In other news, the board also approved the creation of a new assistant public works director position. The village now has the director of public works/village engineer position and an operations supervisor. The current operations supervisor, Jim Miller, is planning to retire in January 2013.

The new assistant public works director would fulfill the need of another engineer or engineering tech to lessen some of the workload of the current director of public works/village engineer and would also perform some of the duties of the current operations supervisor.

 

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